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2016 Conference Agenda

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

7:45 – 8:20 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:55 Plenary 1: Conference Opening Remarks
9:00 – 9:20 Plenary 2: Guest Opening Remarks from the International Association of Legislation (IAL)
9:30 – 10:20 Breakout Sessions 3A and 3B

  • 3A, IAL Workshop #1: Testing the Quality of Legislation
  • 3B, Legislation and Statutory Interpretation

10:30 – 11:20 Plenary 4: Law Reform Through the Lens of Health Development and Health Sector Reform
11:30 – 12:20 Breakout Sessions 5A and 5B

  • 5A, Legislation and the Public: The Massive New Audience for Legislation: Who Are They, and What Do They Want?
  • 5B, Legislative Drafting for Sustainable Development: A Commonwealth Perspective

12:30 – 1:50 Lunch (Catered Luncheon and Meet-and-Greet)
2:00 – 2:50 Breakout Sessions 6A and 6B

  • 6A, Legislative Drafting as a Tool for Preventing Corruption and Poor Governance: The Developing Countries Experience
  • 6B, Constitution Drafting - A Comparative Overview

3:00 – 3:50 Breakout Sessions 7A and 7B

  • 7A, Teaching Legislative Drafting
  • 7B, The Importance of Drafting in Implementing Sustainable Development Goals

4:00 – 4:50 Breakout Sessions 8A and 8B

  • 8A, IAL Workshop #2: Standing in Regulatory Litigation: The Case of Interest Groups
  • 8B, Keepers of the Statute Book: How the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel Makes the World a Better Place

5:00 Reception (Offsite, sponsored by Baker & McKenzie, LLP)

Friday, November 18, 2016

7:45 – 8:20 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:20 Breakout Sessions 9A and 9B

  • 9A, IAL Workshop #3: Participation in Rulemaking: Experts, Consultations, and Citizen Narratives
  • 9B, Judicial Perspectives on Law Reform

9:30 – 10:20 Plenary 10: Immigration and Refugee Policy
10:30 – 11:20 Plenary 11: Climate Change and Air Quality — Sovereign Approaches
11:30 – 12:20 Breakout Sessions 12A and 12B

  • 12A, Congressional Procedure
  • 12B, The Role of Drafters in Teaching Policymakers: How to Review and Analyze Legislation

12:30 – 1:50 Lunch (An Informal Lunch Will Be Provided — No Lunchtime Speaker)
2:00 – 2:50 Breakout Sessions 13A and 13B

  • 13A, Legislative Drafting in the U.S. Congress
  • 13B, International Regulatory Cooperation

3:00 – 3:50 Breakout Sessions 14A and 14B

  • 14A, Criminal Justice Reform
  • 14B, Drafting Legislation to Promote Predictability

4:00 – 4:50 Breakout Sessions 15A and 15B

  • 15A, IAL Workshop #4: Notice-and-Comment and Judicial Review
  • 15B, Legislative Lawyers: Career Paths and Volunteer Opportunities

5:00 Conference Adjourns